Wilma Muriel Sample

Monday, May 16, 2016

Wilma Muriel Sample, 97, of Nimmons, Ark., passed away Friday, May 13, 2016, at her home.

She was born on September 6, 1918, in Yell County, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Solomon Porter and Lula (Hood) Risener.

She was united in marriage to Delbert Sample on April 17, 1944, and he preceded her in death on July 14, 2010. She was also preceded in death by her infant daughter, Linda Joyce Sample; her son, Jerry Delbert Sample and seven brothers and sisters.

She was a longtime member of Nimmons Church of Christ.

Survivors include her daughter, Wilma Jean Taylor and husband Richard of Jonesboro, Ark.; a son, Robert Dewayne Sample of Nimmons, Ark.; daughter-in-law, Jackie Sample of Paragould, Ark.; five grandchildren, Kimberly Dopko and husband Josh of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Carla Huff and husband Jeff of Alabama, Eric Sample of Paragould, Ark., Melissa Raja and husband Umar of Kansas City, Kan. and Rebecca Hancock and husband Brad of Paragould, Ark.; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Warren Risener of Piggott, Ark.; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, May 19, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Dwight Harrison officiating. Burial is in Piggott Cemetery. Pallbearers are Mike Morgan, Neil Morgan, Gregg Moore, Brett Palmer, Terry Palmer and Chad Beck. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation is Thursday from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.